Fruits

When are fruit trees pruned and why?

 

Do you know when fruit trees are pruned and for what reason?

Many fans and lovers of plants who begin their journey through the laborious world of planting fruit trees do not get to be very clear about the best time for pruning. This happens even among more expert people who do not agree on the best time to prune fruit trees. Well, if you want to know when fruit trees are pruned and the reasons why it is better to do it during those dates, read on.

When fruit trees are pruned

The best time to prune fruit trees is, without a doubt, just before the spring shoot occurs, at the end of winter. Just at this moment all the wounds of the tree heal. Therefore, when pruning during this time we will avoid leaving open wounds on our fruit tree, since they will heal quickly.

Another ideal period to prune fruit trees is during the summer and autumn but, beware, at this time we will only touch the most vigorous shoots to allow the passage to less vigorous lateral branches that carry flower buds.

In any case, the least recommended period for pruning fruit trees is in late autumn and early winter. Pruning during these dates will leave the wounds of our tree exposed until late winter or early spring.

Despite the theories that establish the ideal pruning dates commented we have to say that each fruit tree is a world and the really important thing to know at what time we must prune each tree is to know in what period it blooms and in what period it bears fruit. From there, we can set the perfect date for pruning.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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